1. Ravi Shankar Prasad to Twitter: Check spread of terrorism

Ravi Shankar Prasad to Twitter: Check spread of terrorism

Minister for telecommunications and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday cautioned Twitter against their platform being abused to spread terrorism and extremism.

By: | New Delhi | Published: February 24, 2016 12:40 AM

Minister for telecommunications and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday cautioned Twitter against their platform being  abused to spread terrorism and extremism.

Stating that India is sitting in the midst of a mini-terrorist hub, Prasad told Twitter’s global policy head Colin Crowell that Twitter must also ensure security and privacy as well greater sensitivity when it comes to geographical representation such as in the case of Jammu shown, on the microblogging platform, as part of Pakistan.

“I formally communicated our deep sense of dismay and disapproval on  the issue of representing Jammu as part of Pakistan by Twitter. A greater sensitivity needs to be shown by these platforms as far as our geographical identity and integrity is concerned,” he said.

“We fully welcome social media, we respect freedom of speech and expression, but Twitter also needs to ensure this lovely platform is not abused for terrorism and extremism. He (Crowell) acknowledged this problem. In fact he also said Twitter removed more than 1,00,000 entries because of this,” said the minister. This is Prasad’s first meeting with a Twitter representative. He also invited Twitter to participate in India’s Digital literacy programme.

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    rameshchander kaul
    Mar 4, 2016 at 6:58 am
    Hon'ble Minister I want to bring to your kind attention that I ahd applied for broadband connection at my residence in Jammu on 16-02 -2016 at Csc Railhead Jammu. I have deposited rent for modem Rs. 1500 vide Receipt no: JMT200004MD16021600048 and advance rent of Rs. 675 vide Receipt No: JMT200004MD16021600068 at 20004 Csc Railhead Jammu. Inspite of many reminders to authorities my broadband connection has not been yet installed at my residence. It is requested to kindly look into the matter for early redressal of my problem. Mrs. Subash kaul Landline No: 2650956
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